so there I was, minding my own gay business, when suddenly a heterosexual looked at me! the nerve! how dare a mere mortal gaze upon my celestial being with their feeble eyes. how very distasteful
It’s a metaphor, see: you hold a pen with your homework in front of you, but you don’t do it, you don’t give it the power to do its killing
spiders georg taught me what an outlier was
who needs school when spiders georg taught me about everything i need in life
i hope you get to fuck somebody to an arctic monkeys song
what does html stand for?
hypertext markup language
no i mean like, what does it believe in?
So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book.
Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness.
Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)
And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him.
THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it.
Yeah, yeah I know. You’ve seen it OVER and OVER again, but this is a real issue. Racists are taking over the POCecil tag, and it needs to be fixed. Fellow white fans, like myself, need to protect the colored fans.
If you do not know how to ‘report’ someone, I’ll show you step by step how to right…
Shoot s t r a i g h t
People who take pride in not reading John Green are at least twice as pretentious on here as the people who do read John Green
Cecil: The radio announcer is innocent. And kind! And a great friend, an even greater boyfriend. The radio announcer is also a really good bowler, a pretty decent cook, a pro at identifying cars, and a snazzy dresser. The radio announcer is funny and smart and talented and handsome and generous and above all, DEEPLY humble.
Moonlight all night. Moonlite All-Nite.
Tell me, do you think everything’s going to be all right?
I mean everything. Absolutely everything?
Because I have seen something in the silky sky,
slinking back through the ceaseless void and I must admit, I—
I’m not sure it’s very okay at all.
I do not…
- Welcome to Night Vale: “A Story About Them”
are you guys really going to make me blacklist the word ‘metaphor’ are you really
i hate everything u choose to be